Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Corrections Victoria,Prison Officer - Barwon Prison

About the role
In this role, you will discover that no two days are the same. Every day on the frontline offers new opportunities, experiences and challenges. You'll be able to use your life experience and great communication skills to not only supervise prisoners but contribute to their rehabilitation by
providing leadership, advice, support and guidance. Most importantly, you have the potential to be the difference that helps prisoners rehabilitate and contribute towards a safer community.
Barwon Prison is a maximum security prison for males located in Lara, 7km from Geelong. Barwon Prison is reputed for its safety and security, where you will be joining a highly reputable and skilled team once your 8 weeks paid training is completed. When joining Barwon Prison, you have the ability to demonstrate your skills and experience, and develop your career within Corrections and the Department of Justice and Regulation.
You will find that our professional, safe and healthy environment will see you ready to deal with whatever challenges the day may bring. Your high level of resilience and confidence means you take any setbacks in your stride.
If this is the right role for you then you'll be given 8 weeks full training with approximately 20 new team mates to ensure that you are prepared and have the right skills to build a successful and rewarding career with us.
Your day-to-day responsibilities include:
  • working on a 24/7 rotating roster (with penalty rates)
  • assisting with the safety and security of prisoners, your team mates and visitors.
  • being assigned a caseload of prisoners; to assist them in achieving their personal and professional goals. You will be required to liaise with other areas of the department when required such as different programs to assist in each prisoner's individual goals.
  • being involved in your assigned prisoner's Individual Management Plans, ensuring that the programs they are participating in are linked to their needs and goals.
  • conducting regular patrols, searches and security related activities aligned with our policies and procedures that you will be trained in.
  • building relationships with your team mates and other stakeholders, contributing towards a positive and enjoyable working environment.
  • being a key contributor to making a positive influence on the prisoners you liaise with, and being a key contributor to assisting these individuals reintegrate positively back into society on their release.
What skills & experience do you need?
Your life experience is valued in this role. We know that good prison officers come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a range of work experience and skills.  No previous experience in a similar role or any particular qualifications are required. We also strongly encourage both females and males to apply. We look for strong capabilities in the following areas:
  • Verbal communication
  • Conflict management and problem-solving
  • Influencing and negotiation
  • Self-confidence
  • Initiative and accountability
  • Empathy and cultural awareness
  • Professionalism, integrity and maturity
Working for Corrections Victoria
Our purpose is to contribute to safer communities by delivering a safe, secure and humane correctional system.
We do this through our offender management practices, actively engaging with offenders and the community to promote positive behavioural change and address social disadvantage.
We value:
  • Serving the community
  • Working together
  • Acting with integrity
  • Respecting other people
Working for Corrections Victoria, you will have a guaranteed full time ongoing position, with plenty of professional development opportunities. This includes secondments into different areas of both Corrections Victoria and the Department of Justice and Regulation. You will also be entitled to annual performance base salary increases and opportunities down the track to purchase 8 weeks of additional leave per annum.
Optional Information Session

We recommend attending a one hour information session to meet with the members of Barwon Prison and the recruitment team where you can find out more about the role, and ask any specific questions you may have.

  • Date: Wednesday, 18 January 2017 at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
  • Location: Geelong

For more information regarding the information and to register please click on the link below:

How to Apply
For further information on these vacancies and to apply online please, visit www.correctionsjobs.vic.gov.au
Online applications close Monday, 30 January 2017. Applications will be regularly reviewed up until the closing date.
Come and find your potential within – you'll be making a difference in your community. In return, you'll receive encouragement, support and ongoing training to build a stable and rewarding career.
At the Department of Justice and Regulation, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve.  We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

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